I’ve been too busy to blog of late, what with work stuff and the Big Night O’ Trick or Treating.
But here are some quick thoughts on college football.
It is becoming clear that Michigan’s decision to hire RichRod was one borne of desperation and infighting.
I gleaned this information from a weekly roundup piece in the Freep.
Two things stood out. Here’s the first:
- He emphasized that there is progress despite the terrible record. "We're already turning it around. ... It just isn't showing up on Saturday." He did add that the turnaround has taken longer than he anticipated, mostly because he hadn't researched the personnel before he took the job.
Let's pause and let that sink in for a moment. This guy came to the school and had no idea what his personnel were like before he took the job.
When you do a job interview, don't you get asked about the company? I mean, that's the first thing I do before I go in - find out what they do, a little history, basically as much as possible. How hard would it have been for him to go and grab the media guide?
Basically, either U-M didn’t ask or didn’t care whether he was familiar with the program. That’s unconscionable. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see mighty Meeechigan reduced to Purdue- or Indiana-levels of irrelevance, but idiocy at least deserves to be pointed out. Fair is fair, after all.
Oh, and I love the bit about the improvements don’t show up when it actually, er, matters.
This next part will bring a smile to many Spartan faithful:
- Neither tailback Sam McGuffie nor safety Mike Williams practiced Sunday after suffering head injuries against Michigan State, but both should this week. Both players have a slight concussions, Rodriguez said.
MSU gave two Wolverines concussions. Awesome.